Our Mission Statement

Create in Haiti
We create projects that foster sustainable development, impacting both individuals and the nation as a whole.
Support Haiti
We support Haitians in their endeavors, solidifying ownership through training and empowerment.
Connect in Haiti
We connect the world to Haiti through partnerships that build alliances and redefine perceptions. Our three-fold mission brings a holistic approach to sustainable development.

Who we are

About Projects for Haiti

Our Story as a Nonprofit began with this very realization. In 2010 Priscilla Zelaya and Bertrhude Albert began brainstorming ways that they could partner with the Haitian people. They had traveled to Haiti, separately on several occasions but realized that they shared the same unwavering passion for the Haitian people. Their hearts had been set aflame for this Nation but little action had been taken on their parts. The time would soon come that their emotions would be matured and they would be ready to step into the realms of sustainable development and partnership with Haitians. The key to their partnership would be recognizing the dignity and richness of the economically poorest country in the western hemisphere. March 2011 Priscilla and Bertrhude took a group of 19 UF students to the country they loved. They saw Haiti not as an object of sympathy but rather as a hopeful country with great potential. During their first trip together they became even more inspired by the fortitude and strength of the Haitian people. Priscilla and Bertrhude returned to the US with a renewed vision for Haiti and thus Projects for Haiti (P4H) was birthed. By July 6, 2011 P4H was incorporated as a Nonprofit Business in the state of Florida. By December 5, 2011 P4H was a 501(c)3 Nonprofit as outlined by the IRS. 3 years later and the P4H story is one that is still being written. It is our joy to partner with perhaps the most inspirational peoples in the world. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Meet the Founders

Bertrhude Albert - Chief Executive Office

Bertrhude is doctoral student in the department of Agricultural Education and Communication at UF specializing in Extension Education. As a Haitian American, Bertrhude Albert finds herself enamored by the story of the Haitian people and committed to seeing ... read more

Priscilla Zelaya - Chief Operations Officer

Priscilla Zelaya is the Co-Founder and COO of Projects for Haiti. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Florida in Elementary Education. Priscilla is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Florida in Agricultural Education and ... read more

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Teacher Training

Our Teachers Conference is a powerful initiative to train and equip Haitian Educators...

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Vocational Training

P4H is committed to providing hands-on training to our Haitian partners. In the past....

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Florida Connected

Projects for Haiti initiated an event centered on partnering with educators to raise global awareness...

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Business Seminar

In July 2013, our Chief Financial Officer, Josh Bastian began the first annual Business Seminar...

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New Developments in Haiti

Our co-founders, Bertrhude and Priscilla, take a walk on the foundations of what will become Projects for Haiti's Training Center in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
The Training Center will be a place where thousands of Haitians will receive professional development in order further their potential and achieve their dreams!
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Upcoming Events

Youth Leadership Conference

June 18th - 24th

Business Seminar

June 25- July 1st - 3rd

Educator Conference

July 2nd - July 8th & July 9th - July 15th

Women's Leadership Conference

July 16th - July 22nd

About Projects for Haiti

Projects for Haiti, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as outlined by the IRS. As an organization we strive to partner with Haitians in order to see sustainable impacts in the communities we work with. Our hearts have been compelled to action as we have been impacted by the fortitude and resilience of these people amidst their continuous trials. We invite you to join us on this journey!

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